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CLOSED: Female Merlin? Hamilton County, TX 11/4/11

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

We spotted this bird just before sundown on 11/4/11 in Hamilton County, TX. It was Kestral-sized, but lacked color. It was brown and off-white. I caught a few pics from distance and the light was bad, but I believe it is a female Merlin. What do you think? I'll post 3 pics.

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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

2nd pic

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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

last pic

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Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep, Merlin; female, or immature of either sex. Nice find!

Resin

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Thanks, Res. That's a lifer:)

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